Research Officer – £14.47ph plus Hol Pay – Central London

Research Officer – £14.47ph plus Hol Pay – Central London


Research Officer – £14.47ph plus Hol Pay – Central London

Start end of May 2017 for one month initially, possible extension


Are you an experienced Research Officer looking for a new role? How would you like the opportunity to join one of London’s leading Universities as a temporary member of staff?



Research Officers in the Research Office Team are responsible for supporting the Faculty’s research activities. This includes, among other tasks:

  • Coordination and management of Research Centres and their activities, e.g. financial administration, events and web editing;
  • Pre-award and post-award research administration;
  • Supporting the Faculty Grant Review Team and Faculty Research Teams responsible for Publications, Impact, Ethics;
  • Supporting the organisation of Faculty research conferences, workshops and seminars;
  • Supporting the Faculty Research Degrees Administrator;
  • General administrative support.



  • Support research governance structures, procedures and processes
  • Servicing the Faculty Research Committee and the Faculty Research Teams (Publications, Impact, Ethics, and Grant Review Team) which report to this Committee;
  • Providing support to the Vice Dean (Research) for Faculty and College duties.


Support research grants and Research Centres

  • Administer Faculty internal research funds;
  • Pro-active financial monitoring and reporting;
  • Record-keeping and updating of databases with regard to Faculty research data including financial and other documentation;
  • Providing a committee-servicing function for meetings including taking follow-up action as appropriate;
  • Pro-active review and updating of web-pages;
  • Supporting communications (e.g. newsletters) in both printed and electronic media in liaison with the Faculty Communications Officer;
  • Providing costings for externally funded research projects


Provide additional support for relevant research events and conferences

  •  Arranging publicity and managing attendance lists;
  • Arranging accommodation, hospitality and technical facilities;
  • Liaising with academics and external contacts;
  • Handling financial transactions, and associated record keeping.


Undertake general office duties

  • Draft correspondence and deal with general enquiries by post, email and telephone
  • Book couriers and order business cards and stationery
  • Travel arrangements in relation to academic activities
  • Meeting arrangements including room bookings
  • Updating Research Office information pages on the virtual learning environment Moodle
  • Arrange invoice payments for academic and project related activities



  • Evidence of excellent administration skills and a highly proactive and professional approach to providing comprehensive administrative support, with experience of maintaining and reviewing administrative and computerised systems.
  • Evidence of experience of monitoring, reviewing and updating budgetary expenditure.
  • Evidence of ability to successfully co-ordinate a range of activities simultaneously, exercise initiative and problem solve efficiently.
  • Excellent IT skills, with the ability to use the Microsoft Office suite, content management systems and/or web development software, and a willingness to learn about and use new software.
  • Evidence of ability to organise your own work within deadlines and with competing demands, with the ability to exercise your initiative and work independently.
  • Evidence of ability to communicate complex matters clearly, both verbally and in writing, to a wide audience.
  • Experience of dealing effectively with a wide range of people, academic researchers, students, external organisations and agencies with diplomacy and tact.
  • Experience of working effectively and collaboratively both as a member of a team, and with a range of colleagues both internal and external, and the ability to work well with others while under pressure.
  • A high degree of accuracy in your work, with strong recordkeeping skills and the ability to pay close attention to detail
  • Commitment to your own ongoing professional and personal development.
  • Experience of working in an administrative capacity within the Higher Education sector, particularly of research administration.




Due to time constraints and the number of applications we will only be able to respond personally to successful candidates. Hopefully you will be one of those. If not please do feel free to send your CV again for any other positions that are of interest.

Gray & Associates is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.